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Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Diann Woodley (November 15, 1991-January 18,2010) is an American teen actress. Woodley is best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and also for portraying Kaitlin Cooper (the sister of Marissa Cooper) in 2003 during the first season of the Fox series, The OC.

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Life & Career

Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California. Her family includes her mother Lori, father Loni, and younger brother Tanner. Although her parents are divorced, she claims they still spend the holidays together.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxzh0b73maU</ref> Woodley had her first audition at the age of five, when her model cousin brought her to a talent-call audition. "My mom was like, 'Hey, you want to act today?' and I was like, 'Sure!' And it just kind of happened. I was never forced to do it, and I never forced them to take me to auditions," explained Woodley. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award (YAA) in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special—Leading Young Actress for her role in A Place Called Home as California Ford.She appeared as Felicity Merriman, in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure for which she received a Young Artists award nomination in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama). This is one of two TV specials that Woodley appeared in with John Schneider. She appeared on Crossing Jordan as a young Jordan, as well as other television series including Without a Trace, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home. In 2007, Woodley appeared in Cold Case as Sarah Gunden, the murder victim's younger Amish sister, who originally brought the case to the investigators' attention. Woodley currently stars in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens, a 15 year old who discovers she is pregnant. The show explores the effects of her pregnancy on her family and friends as well as life at Ulysses S. Grant High School in California. The series debuted on July 1, 2008, with the second half of the first season premiering on January 5, 2009. The second season debuted on June 22, 2009.

She is still living in Simi Valley, CA. Shailene plans on attending New York University (NYU) upon completion of the show, majoring in interior design and psychology.

Shailene strongly promotes recycling and even keeps a recycling bin in her trailer on set. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, learning guitar and designing.

Dead

On January 14,2010 Woodley Killed by the Palabok Gang led by Chrishell Stause and Euan Hankey on January 18 at 8:30am Woodley pronounced Death at the age of 18

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Replacing DadLittle GirlTV-movie
2001-2002The DistrictKristin Debreno Episodes:
Explicit Activities
Cop Hunt
2001-2004Crossing JordanYoung Jordan Cavanaugh Episodes:
Deja Past
Pandora's Trunk: Part 1
Blood Relatives
Digger: Part 2
2003The OCKaitlin CooperEpisode:
Season 1
2003Without a TraceYoung Sara SearsEpisode:
Clare de Lune
2004Everybody Loves RaymondSnotty Girl #2Episode:
Party Dress
2004-2005Jack & BobbyChloe Benedict Episodes:
Running Scared
Valentino
2005 A Place Called Home Cali Movie
2005Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Felicity Merriman TV-movie
2005Once Upon a MattressMollyTV-movie
2006My Name Is EarlYoung GwenEpisode:
BB
2007Close to HomeGaby Tursi Episode:
Getting In
2007CSI: NY Evie PierpontEpisode:
A Daze of Wine and Roaches
2007MoolaAshley
2007Final ApproachMaya BendeTV-movie
2007Cold CaseSarah Gunden Episode:
Running Around
2008-presentThe Secret Life of the American TeenagerAmy JuergensEpisodes Aired:
35
2008Entertainment TonightHerselfEpisode Dated:
June 28
20082008 American Music AwardsHerself- Presenter TV
2009The ViewHerselfEpisode Dated:
February 6

Awards and nominations

Year Result Award Work Category
2009 Nominated Young Artist Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Best Performance (Comedy or Drama) Leading Actress
2009 Nominated Teen Choice Awards The Secret Life of the American Teenager Choice TV Actress Drama/ Choice Summer Female Star
2006 Nominated Young Artist Awards Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Best Performance in a T.V. Movie, Miniseries, or Special(Comedy or Drama) Leading Actress
2005 Nominated Young Artist Awards A Place Called Home Best Performance in a T.V Movie, Miniseries , or Special Leading Actress

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{{Persondata |NAME= Woodley, Shailene |ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Woodley, Shailene Diann |SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actress |DATE OF BIRTH= 1991-11-15 |PLACE OF BIRTH= Simi Valley, California, U.S. |DATE OF DEATH= |PLACE OF DEATH=

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